Today's designer spotlight features Beth Lacefield, the founder of Lacefield Designs, an artisan design house and manufacturer and one of our favorite home decor brands. Lacefield Designs' artful designs are the perfect combination of trendy and timeless.
We are also thrilled to celebrate the launch of Lacefield's latest collection, Global Market, which is now available exclusively on fabric.com!
When did you realize you had a passion for design?
Describe your aesthetic in 4 words
You decided to launch your own lifestyle brand in 1996. What made you decide to start your own business?
I wanted the freedom to earn a living but still be a Mom, so I evolved my thinking. I was creating private label product and I decided I could start my own brand and build a business around it.
Many of your designs are inspired by your travels. What is the most inspirational place you’ve visited?
Morocco, without a doubt. It is a magical blend of cultures. But, I draw inspiration daily from my surroundings it doesn’t matter where I am.
If you had to choose one favorite fabric or product that you’ve designed, what would it be and why?
It would have to be our Document fabric. It is so personal for me…it is full of names, place and dates (the birthdays of my children for example) that are meaningful. I created it from old documents I bought at a flea market in Paris.
What are your current favorite trends in sewing / home décor?
Watching how people reinvent the classics, and I love layering old with new in every room.
What do you love most about creating a DIY project with your fabric (or seeing customers creating DIY projects with your fabric)?
To me, creative expression is most interesting when people think outside the box….meaning, they create something unique.
What projects are on your “must make” list right now?
It’s a long list. One thing I am working on is designing and printing fabric for caftans for the summer!
What other blogs/brands/designers inspire you most?
It varies, but right now, I am following Kelly Wearstler, Robert & Christina, Park & Oak, designsponge, and Ashley Stark Kenner..to name a few.
What’s coming up for you in 2018? What’s next?
New collection launches, more strategic partnerships, and I am working on a new brand……stay tuned!
What do you love to do when you aren’t designing and creating?
I love to spend time with friends and family. My husband and I have been married 30 years, we have lots of fun together. Of course, I love to travel and paint.
Tell us one thing people might not know about you.
I wanted to be a pediatrician growing up. However, during science lab one day, I had an “ah ha” moment…suddenly getting a 0 to avoid the fetal pig dissection seemed like a great decision! A kind teacher encouraged me to think differently about my career path. That is the short story of how I ended up studying interior design!
Shop the Exclusive Collection
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